Friday, September 30, 2022

Westbrooks’ ‘Anatomy of the Music Industry’ Now Available!

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Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks releases The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How The Game Was & How The Game Has Changed (Avail 2015 from Ascent Publishing)

*Ascent Publishing proudly announces the release of “The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How the Game Was & How the Game Has Changed” by veteran music industry executive Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks.

The new book follows the evolution of R&B, soul, pop, gospel & hip hop through the eyes and expertise of Dr. Westbrooks, as well as a stellar list of colleagues who have worked at companies such as CBS, Capitol, Arista, A&M, Sony, Billboard, Pandora, MCA and Motown.

They have collectively impacted the careers of such artists as Janet Jackson, Nelly, Prince, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Elvis, The Jackson 5, Sade, Nancy Wilson and many more. During Logan Westbrooks’ tenure he helped garner over a hundred million dollars in career sales, plus more than 50 gold and 25 platinum records.

The Anatomy of The Music Industry: How The Game Was and How the Game Has Changed addresses the impact of streaming, digital media, marketing, promotions, publishing, public relations and every aspect of the industry then and now.  Though today’s technology is a plus for artists, readers are especially encouraged to take a dive into the book to learn from those who put the hits on the charts and into the streets.

Logan H. Westbrooks Archive photo
Logan H. Westbrooks
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Attorney and former Senior Vice President of CBS/Sony & Arista Records Larkin Arnold says: “I’m glad to see that Logan Westbrooks has expanded on his groundbreaking book on the music industry. Logan is a well respected veteran of the music business and knows of what he writes.  I highly recommend it.”

Tony White, Director, Music and Entertainment Education, Los Angeles Unified School District-Beyond the Bell Branch had this to say:  “Music, like everything, constantly evolves. But we must know where we come from to know where we are heading. This book can help illuminate the possibilities.”

In 2014 Dr. Westbrooks received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from LeMoyne Owen College.  Among several other awards for 2015, Dr. Westbrooks has been named as the recipient of The Vanguard Award, which is given by the Living Legends Foundation, and he will receive The Faith Award from Faith, Hope and Love Unlimited.   These honors are added to a list of commendations from around the world noting Westbrooks for his industry achievements, philanthropy and community support.  Dr. Westbrooks and the Ascent Publishing team abound with gratitude to the music industry professionals who also shared their insight to make The Anatomy of the Music Industry come to fruition.  It is  the perfect tool for Artists, Educators, Marketers, Songwriters, Publishers, Administrators, Scholars of Music & Culture, Parents of Musicians, Music Fans and more.  Dr. Westbrooks plans to launch a year long promotional and educational tour celebrating the release of the book and urging schools, universities, and music connoisseurs to understand and appreciate how The Anatomy of the Music Industry has had a global impact on art and culture. To order the book or inquire about booking Dr. Westbrooks for speaking events and interviews go to


LaRita Shelby
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as VP of Business Development & Special Projects at Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film. LaRita has an undergrad degree from LMU in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Media & Communications Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.




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